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Third Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 533 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted December 16, 2013

This IS a great school and often underrated in the district. The entire staff is what you would expect at a GREAT SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

I have been at TCE for 6 years. It has been a great experience. The staff truly care about the kids. Unfortunately, federal report cards don't tell the entire story. Scores increase every year. We also have 21-29 targets to meet while other schools have 13. The school is 85% low SES. Yet, with all of the diversity...we build relationships and teach every child to be a leader! As a staff member and parent, I cannot argue that this is the most important thing for my own child. Education is more than a reading and math score one time each year. At TCE, this is evident!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2011

TCE is an awesome school!!!! The teachers really care about the students. The progress that has been made over the last few years has been amazing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2011

Third Creek Elementary School is one of the most caring schools in North Carolina! The students needs are the driving force of the school. As a staff we differentiate instruction and provide intervention strategies in order to assist all students and their varying needs. Third Creek is staffed by excellent, highly qualified teachers. Our School leadership is composed of school administration, grade level chairs, staff representatives, parents and student leaders. As a school, we strive to provide challenging academic programs that meet all student needs. Third Creek Elementary School halls are filled with caring staff and students who are working together to become the best that they can be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2008

This school and its staff is the hardest working school I have ever seen. The progress this school has made over the years is amazing. I believe the fact that the students and staff work together in all areas of growth tells a lot about the quality of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 2, 2008

Third Creek Elementary School is one of the most caring schools I have ever worked at since starting my teaching career in 1994. The students are always put first in my opinion. Differentiation is a big part of our school plans. We have a very diverse student population. I would invite anyone to come visit and feel the warm, caring atmosphere. A school is more than a test score.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students23%
Female19%
Male26%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students24%
Limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female22%
Male36%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students43%
Female38%
Male46%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female19%
Male47%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students30%
Female21%
Male39%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female13%
Male26%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students19%
Female8%
Male31%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students20%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 52%
Hispanic 29% 14%
Black 21% 26%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Angel Oliphant
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 871-0755

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
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